Martha Collins is the author, most recently, of White Papers (Pittsburgh, 2012) and the book-length poem Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006); she has also published four earlier collections of poems and two collections of co-translated Vietnamese poetry. She has two forthcoming books from Milkweed: Black Stars (co-translations from the Vietnamese of Ngo Tu Lap, November 2013), and a new poetry collection, Day Unto Day (March 2014). She is currently editor-at-large for FIELD magazine and an editor for Oberlin College Press.
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